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Birth order effects in the formation of long-term relationships

  title={Birth order effects in the formation of long-term relationships},
  author={Joshua K. Hartshorne and Nancy Salem-Hartshorne and T. Hartshorne},
Researchers have debated for 134 years whether birth order has long-term effects on the development of a child, and so far no consensus has emerged. In addition to practical applications and relevance to the study of personality, birth order effects are an important test case for theories about how and whether home environment affects the adults children become (Pinker, 2002; Sulloway, 1996). In two large surveys of diverse populations, we found that people are more likely to form close… CONTINUE READING
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